If you weren’t already envious of the locals in Dubrovnik, beautiful Lokrum Island will do the trick. Who wouldn’t want this verdant playground of vivacious gardens, wooded hills and swimmable shores a few minutes sail from them? Moored a kilometre off Dubrovnik, Lokrum is pretty much the ideal day trip, as much defined by what it lacks as by the beauty it possesses: no houses or hotels, no stores or souvenir shops. Just the Adriatic’s bright sun and clear blue waters, a few trails to explore, and even a little lake to splash in. Perfect.